Monday, February 18, 2013

Houston, We have PROBLEMs

So what's the problem?
The problem is with one of the contributers of this blog...and it ain't the girl!
I've never had a lot of will power, but I've been doing pretty good lately.
The cupcakes that were not eaten by this girl.

The Qdoba Taco Salad shell  this girl did not eat.

 That is, I was doing pretty good until this happened:
I admit when Granny (Problem #1) first told me of her plans to make the Cowboy Banana Split Cobbler (which I shall refer to henceforth as Problem #2) I was super excited, mainly because Problem #2 didn't seem appealing in the slightest. So I assumed I would have no problem staying away from Problem #2. 
Unfortunately, as the aroma of Problem #2 soon began to fill my nose. That's when I said to Granny, "Houston, we have a problem!"
I kept telling myself I wouldn't eat any....but that smell

I was still determined not to eat any....but then strawberries and pineapples started peer pressuring me.
I was losing this battle, and then the bananas (not a huge fan) got me back on track.
So again I began reciting my new mantra: I will not eat it.....but then Granny started sprinkling crushed 'Nilla Wafers!!!!
I will not eat it, I will not eat it, I will not eat it!
Granny put the cobbler in the oven.  And the wonderful aroma started creeping back into my nose (as the cobbler began creeping out of the dish).
 Just when I thought I couldn't take any more....
Yep, those are mini Hershey Kisses!
And that's when it got me!  I got a bite of it!....Ain't nobody got time for that!
Ok, so it was more like a couple of bites.
I urge, don't be like me. Stay away from Problem #2 (I'll keep Problem #1 for a while).
...But just in case, here's a link to the original recipe: Cowboy Banana Split Cobbler.

Here's the recipe with the G-touch (Granny's special touches to make the recipe her own):

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar (+ more to taste)
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 - 20oz. can crushed pineapple
2 cups sliced frozen strawberries
1 banana
1 stick butter, melted
1 bag Hershey Chocolate Kisses Minis
1 cup 'Nilla Wafers, crushed

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine pineapple, strawberries and sugar to taste in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the first six ingredients, in order. Grease the sides of a 9x13 dish. Pour melted butter into the dish. Next, add batter. With a slotted spoon, evenly spoon peaches and strawberries onto batter. Take 1 cup of remaining juice and pour over batter. Reserve the excess juice to add after baking if you like a juicer cobbler. Slice bananas about ¼-inch thick and layer on top of berries & pineapple mixture. Crush cookies and sprinkle a light layer on top of cobbler. Bake for approximately 40 minutes. When cobbler is approximately 10 minutes from being done, remove from oven, add a thicker layer of crushed vanilla wafers and top with Hershey Kisses. Continue baking until done and kisses shiny.

*Note - After trying it out, we decided that it some nuts might send Problem #2 over the edge.


  1. Oh my goodness! That looks amazing! I love your writing style too. You have a new fan :-)


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